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Dietary Counselling For Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Consumed Less Vitamin B12? Here’s The Process To Heal

About

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in some foods and prescribed as a medication by doctors. Available in many forms, it is loaded with mineral cobalt. Hence, the compounds which exhibit vitamin B12 properties are Cobalamins.

In India, seven out of ten people are victims of vitamin deficiency.

- Necessary for blood cell formation.
- Functions as a cofactor for methionine synthase.
- Vitamin B12 is found in meat, fish, and eggs.
- Present in dietary supplements as cyanocobalamin.

Vitamin B12 can cause enlargement of red blood cells which could be due to malabsorption in the stomach or a poor diet. Lactating women need vitamin B12 supplements in particular if they are used to a vegetarian diet. Vitamin B12 deficiency could also result in degeneration of the spinal cord and optic nerves.

Symptoms

Vitamin B12 deficiency is usually self-diagnosable.
People may experience
Pain areas: skin, mouth, tongue.
Sensations of pins and needles: Happens due to nerve damage.
Weakness: Happens as the body doesn’t have the required amount of RBCs to transport oxygen throughout the body.
Glossitis: The tongue changes its color and shape which makes it really painful.

Treatment

A vitamin B12 injection is recommended but high doses of vitamin B12 in oral form can also be taken.

Medication
Many tablets and injections are available as medications.

Specialists
A general physician is well suited for this purpose. Maintain your health with an integrated treatment plan only at Mfine, visit a doctor in 60 secs at mfine.co

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